ASSOCIATES (2004, November, v. 11, no. 2) -

*The Renaissance Library Calendar 2005*

review by

Michael A. Jenkins
Government Publications Dept.
University Libraries
University of California, Riverside

Again this year, Information Strategy & Information Management (ISIM) of Sweden has produced “The Renaissance Library Calendar” depicting beautiful and historic world libraries selected from nominations submitted by librarians and information professionals from around the world. Despite its name, the calendar does not limit itself to the Renaissance period. This year’s examples reflect libraries dating from 1611 to 1926. Primarily European, the architectural selections range from Portugal to Malta, from the U.K. to Croatia, but also include three outstanding libraries in the United States. View the baroque splendors of Austria’s St. Florian Monastery Library, the restored Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, and the serenity of the Boston Athenaeum, among others. Calendar pages provide background. All provide eloquent and elegant testimony to the cultural value placed upon the book and the knowledge it transmits.

At $12.95 per copy (with bulk discounts available), the full color, 28 page, 11.69 x 16.54 inch calendar would appear to make an ideal gift for the bibliophile or art lover in anyone. In a standard 12 month wall calendar layout, each month’s pages include address and visiting hours for that month’s featured library, as well as a brief history and special interest notes about the collections. Description and ordering information is available at ISIM is also advertising copies of previous year calendars at half price, as well as other library-themed greeting cards, prints, and posters.

View of 2005 calendar front cover <>
View of 2005 calendar back cover <>

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